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Euro zone inflation edges up

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Euro zone inflation edges up

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The EU’s statistics office’s first estimate of euro zone inflation in May showed it inched upwards to 1.6 percent year-on-year.

At the same time economic sentiment in the euro zone fell sharply in May indicating the debt crisis is starting to affecting the real economy.

However some economists noted the size of the May decline was also partly due to a change in the way the European Commission survey is carried out.